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By Hannah Romero

Having hard conversations

Raising awareness throughout October


October 12, 2023

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Grace Munoz receives a hug from Mercede Smith after sharing her story at the Sweetwater Memorial Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance ceremony.

Some topics are hard to talk about. When it comes to losing a child, fighting against cancer, or facing the dangers of domestic violence, it can be difficult to share your experiences or know what to say to those going through it. But talking about hard things is one of the first steps to shedding light on their dark realities, which is another step towards healing and hope.

October is a month full of awareness for important causes, including being Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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